DENVER (AP) — Nikola Jokic had 26 points, 14 rebounds and 10 assists, and the Denver Nuggets posted their highest point total of the season in a 142-105 win over the short-handed Memphis Grizzlies on Thursday night.
Memphis played without Ja Morant, who was sidelined due to illness.
Morant missed his first game since returning from a 25-game suspension at the start of the season. The Grizzlies had won all four games in which Morant has played since making his season debut Dec. 19 at New Orleans.
Desmond Bane led Memphis with 23 points, and Marcus Smart scored 17.
Memphis is 6-20 when Morant is out of the lineup.